It was Marijke’s birthday. A great Barossa Valley tour was on the menu, with Be consumed tours. A local produce platter en route along with a tasting of Wayne’s Alinta rose. Then visits to … the Whispering Wall, the delightful Moorooroo Park vineyard cellar door (Jacob’s Creek Resort), a private tasting at Rockford Wines (thanks Joe), Jacob’s Creek Visitors centre, a visit to Maggie Beer’s farm, Roenfeldt Hill vineyard and a private tasting in the glorious Murray Street vineyards function hall at Greenock, with a long table gourmet lunch at the Roenfeldt Hill barrel shed. Drum fire roaring as the afternoon became misty. Group enjoyed the unique corkscrew vine presentation and vine to wine insights. This has to be the best wine region experience in Australia, truly delivering on the Be consumed promise of the Barossa. How good was that!
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The day will include free tastings of wines at up to six cellar doors, which could include the delightful Rockford Wines, Seppeltsfield, Eldertons, Henschke’s (home of Hill of Grace), Yalumba, Kalleske Wines, Whistler Wines, the magnificent Jacobs Creek visitors centre, as well as a stopover at Maggie Beers.
The only cost for the winners will be for lunch.
The winners names will be drawn from a hat, filled with entries on May 31st 2014, by a Justice of the Peace, to ensure fairness and probity.
If you are a winner, you must take the tour as a group with 9 other winners on the same day/date, which will be advised a little later. If you cannot join the tour on that date, you will be offered other dates in 2014 when there is a normally paid tour running with a spare guest seat available. Winners who live some distance from Adelaide or interstate, can choose to join the group in July, or use a ‘rain cheque’ and arrange to use it within 12 months.
You must have clicked on this posting and replied, using the contact form below. You can contribute to the day’s itinerary by providing your favourite Barossa cellar door to visit, in the form.
You must insert in the Comments box of the reply form… “Hi. I wish to participate in the competition to win a Be consumed. tour of the Barossa with Adelaide Barossa Regional Minibus”
Winners will be advised by e-mail on 1st June 2014
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The beautiful town of Hahndorf is just 30 minutes from the city of Adelaide. It was first settled by Lutheran/Prussian immigrants in 1839, and is Australia’s oldest German settlement, the surviving buildings and character replicating the fachwerk architecture of the homeland.
George Fyfe Angas, a pillar of our state’s heritage, was a Newcastle (UK) businessman. He saw the potential of the region and Barossa Valley, working with Hamburg pastor August Kavel to bring several hundred oppressed Lutheran families to settle here, and was the founder of The South Australian Company, risking his entire family fortunes in loan guarantees to see it established.
Today, Hahndorf sees thousands of tourists every week, the quaint Main St being a half km walk of attractions from home made ice creameries, arts, crafts, and boutique winery cellar doors to hotel restaurants serving traditional German dishes.
Nearby is the iconicBeerenberg strawberry farm and jam/condiments factory, and Grumpy’s, a micro brewhaus. And within a few minutes are several boutique wineries including Hahndorf Hill, The Lane, Johnstons, Bird in Hand, Napenthe, Shaw & Smith and Howards vineyard.
Contact ABRM-Be consumed.tours to create a customised and truly memorable day itinerary for a tour of the Adelaide Hills and Handorf. Or just book us, requesting a minibus to hahndorf, to take you for a leisurely, relaxing lunch in the delightful part of our state, then a stopover on the way back to Adelaide at the Mount Lofty lookout to take in the panoramas of our city.